Ricardo Rocha (footballer, born 1962)
|Full name||Ricardo Roberto Barreto Rocha|
|Date of birth||11 September 1962|
|Place of birth||Recife, Brazil|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|1994–1995||Vasco da Gama||32||(2)|
|1997–1998||Newell's Old Boys||36||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Rocha was born in Recife. During his career he represented Manchete Futebol Clube do Recife (then known as Associação Atlética Santo Amaro), Santa Cruz Futebol Clube, Guarani Futebol Clube, Sporting Clube de Portugal (having a brief spell with the Primeira Liga giants), São Paulo FC, Real Madrid – where he helped to the 1993 conquest of the Copa del Rey – Santos FC, CR Vasco da Gama, Olaria Atlético Clube, Fluminense FC, Newell's Old Boys and Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, retiring at nearly 37.
Rocha played 38 matches with the Brazilian national team in eight years, his debut coming on 19 May 1987 in an exhibition game with England (1–1). He went on to take part in two FIFA World Cups: 1990 and 1994.
In the latter edition Rocha was the starting center back. However, he could only appear 69 minutes for the eventual champions, a 2–0 group stage win against Russia, remaining injured for the remainder of the tournament. His last international match was also a friendly, a 5–0 win over Slovakia on 22 February 1995.
- Campeonato Pernambucano: 1983
- Campeonato Paulista: 1989, 1991
- Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 1991
- Campeonato Carioca: 1994
- Copa del Rey: 1992–93
- Bola de Ouro: 1989
- Bola de Prata: 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
- "Paulo César, Janduir e Valdomiro já à disposição de Ricardo Rocha" [Paulo César, Janduir and Valdomiro already available for Ricardo Rocha] (in Portuguese). Jornal do Commercio. 23 March 2001. Retrieved 10 February 2009.
- "Ricardo Rocha e Zé do Carmo assumem o Santa Cruz" [Ricardo Rocha and Zé do Carmo take over Santa Cruz] (in Portuguese). UOL Esporte. 26 November 2007. Retrieved 10 February 2009.